In Mexico tourist zones like Rocky Point and Cancun, drug violence, which has for the most part not been evident in these areas, is starting to find its way into areas where many Americans visit. Meanwhile in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas mass graves have been discovered revealing about 183 victims of drug violence.
Arizona passed a controversial immigration law that sparked outrage in that community. But, in Utah legislators have taken an approach that combines support for undocumented immigrants while at the same time cracking down on enforcement. Two bills were passed in Utah's legislature, one creates a guest worker program for immigrants and another is similar to Arizona's controversial S.B. 1070 an would allow police to check the immigration status of suspected undocumented immigrants. We talk with one Utah lawmaker and an immigrants rights advocate about Utah's approach to dealing with immigration.
Arizona, and many more states across the country, are pushing forward with their own immigration laws. They're frustrated the federal government is not doing something about the issue. We'll look at the latest bills in Arizona's legislature as well as debate the true cost of having so many undocumented workers in America.
There are some communities in California and Arizona where Hispanics are using cell phones, texting and social media, to mobilize and even avert law enforcement efforts to find undocumented immigrants. We look at how technology is changing the way people protest and fight against racial profiling.
Latino political leaders say they want their own version of the Tea Party. It's been dubbed the Tequila Party and the purpose would be to influence elected officials to pay more attention to the concerns of the Latino community.
We talk to a panel of reporters and political science experts about the implications of this mid-term election and where immigration reform goes from here. We also look to see if Latinos have gained more momentum to fight Arizona style laws elsewhere.
Question: What politician asked people to boycott his own state? Answer: Raul Grijalva. The Arizona Congressman made headlines when he spoke out against SB 1070, the state's controversial immigration bill.
It's a month until the primary, and the candidate races are already on fire. We're interviewing some of the top contenders on KNPR's "State of Nevada" over the next few weeks. Danny Tarkanian answers your questions about his run to unseat Senator Harry Reid, his ad supporting the Arizona immigration bill, and other issues. Got questions for Danny? Call 258-3552 or e-mail email@example.com.
We are joined by San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Ruben Navarrette and nationally syndicated columnist Gustavo Arellano, who writes the "Ask a Mexican" column, which appears in Las Vegas CityLife.
They discuss comments by California Gov.